December 6, 2014

NatGeo thinks we’re the paradigm of Oakland diversity…

They don’t mention us by name, but I’m sure everyone reading National Geographic knows exactly who they are talking about:

“From my house to that end of the lake it’s mostly a downhill roll, past the Ethiopian restaurants, the Korean barbecue houses, the fried-chicken-sandwich place that uses ironing boards for sidewalk tables, the Middle Eastern grocery that sells baba ghanoush and grass-fed beef burgers, the old funeral home with its entry sign translated into Vietnamese, and the rehabbed art deco movie palace where I once watched an African-American church diva wind up the annual holiday concert by singing “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” in Yiddish, accompanied by a Klezmer band.”

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/11/141119-oakland-san-francisco-solano-alley-cynthia-gorney-berkeley-zapatista/

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